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Design Manager

  • Location:

    Chester

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact:

    David Yarwood

  • Job ref:

    623

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-30

We are currently looking for a highly skilled Design Manager/Lead Engineer candidate to support our client operating in the nuclear sector based in West Cheshire, UK. Candidates should have experience in a similar role, overseeing the development of design delivery schedules, and ensuring design packages are routinely delivered on time, ideally on previous nuclear or similar projects

This is a 12 month+ contract role starting as soon as possible. Whilst not yet confirmed it is understood that this role may fall outside the scope of IR35 so Limited Company contractors can operate, although locally based candidates may still be at a slight advantage. I apologise if this does not interest but please feel free to recommend anyone you know to be suitable and looking at the moment.

To apply and for more information please contact me via email with a copy of your latest CV

Purpose:
To set the overall technical direction for projects and act as a key decision maker, ensuring a suitable balance between all potentially conflicting drivers is achieved. To oversee the development of design delivery schedules, ensuring all relevant disciplines are accounted for, and to manage the interface between these disciplines throughout the design development. To represent the project from a technical perspective at key stakeholder meetings, having overall oversight of the basis for key design decisions, and a detailed understanding of the technical position of the project.

Key accountabilities:
" Accountable for the identification of proportionate and appropriate design solutions
" Accountable for ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagement in projects
" Accountable for ensuring a joined up approach between engineering disciplines is achieved
" Accountable for ensuring logical, achievable, integrated cross-discipline schedules are developed
" Accountable for monitoring delivery of the technical aspects of projects in line with the agreed scope and schedule. Ensuring any deviance is appropriately justified, understood and managed.
" Accountable for escalating issues where resource conflicts between projects exist.

Design packages will be routinely delivered on time, to budget and produce deliverables to the correct quality.
The status of projects can be clearly communicated as required to relevant stakeholders
Re-work is not required

Requirements:
o Degree in relevant Engineering discipline.
o Chartered member of a relevant Engineering Institute.
" A minimum of 4 years' experience in an engineering position
" Experience of leading teams to deliver technical packages of work.
" Good cross discipline technical knowledge and appreciation.
" Thorough knowledge of and experience applying robust engineering processes, ideally within the nuclear industry.
" Thorough appreciation of international and UK standards, legislation and regulations relating to engineering and design.
" Sound knowledge of current health and safety legislation.
" Excellent IT skills, including Windows and Microsoft applications, Documentum and SAP.
" Ability to maintain and develop own technical knowledge to ensure the best, cost effective and safe solutions are proposed and implemented.
" Capable of producing high quality technical documentation including functional and technical specifications and project documentation.
" Skilled in exercising authority in the control of contractors and suppliers.
Excellent communication, reporting, & presentation, skills.

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